Chandra Sekhar Behera was born in the year 1873. He was a social activist and an eminent freedom fighter. He moved forward to eradicate illiteracy and untouchability in Sambalpur. He joined hand with the Indian National Congress and took active participation in Non cooperation Movement. When he became the chairperson of Sambalpur municipality, he welcomed Gandhiji in 1928. He led the struggle for freedom of nation in Sambalpur region. He was one of the founding members of Sambalpur National School. His contribution towards the independence of nation is incredible.